Saint Lucia FlagSaint Lucia

The Land, The People, The Light

 

General


Population: 163,362 (2014), 162,781 (2013)
Land Area: 616 sq km
Natural Resources: Forests, sandy beaches, minerals, mineral springs, geothermal potential
Capital: Castries
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Kenny Davis Anthony (November 30th 2011)
Languages: English, French patois
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 67.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.5%, Pentecostal 5.7%, Rastafarian 2.1%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, Other Christian 5.1%, Other 1.1%, Unspecified 1.5%, None 4.5%
Major Ethnicities: African 82.5%, Mixed 11.9%, East Indian 2.4%, Other and Unspecified 3.1%
Life Expectancy: 77.41 years (2014), 77.22 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.377 billion (2013), 1.22 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.216 billion (2013), 2.233 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 13,100 (2013), 13,300 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 0.2% (2013), -0.4% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.1%, Industry 17.4%, Services 79.5% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 21.7%, Industry 24.7%, Services 53.6% (2002)
Industries: Clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, tourism, lime processing, coconut processing
Agriculture Products: Bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa
Human Development Index: 0.714 (97th)(2014), 0.725 (88th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 256 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 20% (2003)

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Army Size: NA
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Current Situation

 

Saint Lucia is located in the Caribbean's. Saint Lucia is located near many other Island nations and overseas territories. The largest sectors in Saint Lucia's economy are the banking and tourism sector.

(2014) Saint Lucia's economy grew slightly in 2013 and should continue on this thrend in 2014 if the tourism industry continues to improve.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Saint Lucia
Wikipedia: Saint Lucia

Updated on: December 16th, 2014